galvanic
Pertaining to galvanism. SYN: voltaic.

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gal·van·ic gal-'van-ik adj of, relating to, involving, or producing a direct current of electricity <\galvanic stimulation of flaccid muscles> compare FARADIC
gal·van·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
Gal·va·ni gäl-'vä-nē Luigi (1737-1798)
Italian physician and physicist. Galvani is known for his pioneering experiments in the electrical stimulation of frog nerves and muscles. His experiments motivated the discovery of a source of a constant current of electricity by Alessandro Volta.

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gal·van·ic (gal-vanґik) 1. named for Luigi Galvani, Italian physicist and physiologist, 1737–1798, as galvanic current. 2. pertaining to galvanism.

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